Tonight’s Powerball drawing is for $266 million! The drawing will happen at 10:59 pm Eastern. If you want to watch the drawing live online, please see this story. The Powerball winning numbers for tonight, February 27, are:
10 – 11 – 21 – 22 – 53 and a Powerball of 18
Want to watch the drawing online, as it happens, via livestream? That’s easy! Just visit this link. You’ll need to click on the big window “Watch The Drawing Live” and hit play to see the video. It will air about 10 to 20 seconds after the live drawing takes place. However, be aware that the video doesn’t always play correctly. Sometimes the feed “stutters” and cuts off right before all the numbers are drawn. If that happens, don’t worry. We’ll be posting the numbers on this story as soon as they’re available, so you can still be among the first to know the results. Want to see the video of tonight’s live drawing? Here it is below:
If only one person wins, the “lump sum” will be worth $176.2 million, before taxes. No one won the jackpot on Wednesday, so the pot is growing. No one won $2 million last time, and just one person in North Carolina won the $1 million prize. There were 934,556 winners total, ranging up from $4 to $1 million.
If you choose the Power Play option, you’ll multiply the prize amount of non-jackpot prizes by the amount of the Power Play for tonight. The only exception is the $1 million prize, which only becomes $2 million if you choose the Power Play option when you buy your ticket.
In most locations, you have until 59 minutes before the drawing to purchase a Powerball ticket. Powerball tickets cost $2 (with an additional $1 for the Powerplay option.)
How do you know if your numbers won? If you match all five white balls in any order and match the red Powerball number, then you’ll win the jackpot. But there are additional ways to win. If you only matched some of the numbers and are wanting to know if you won something, please read the article at this link.
There were three winners for the huge $1.5 billion jackpot on January 13, from California, Florida, and Tennessee. The Florida winners were just announced and you can read all about them here. Two out of the three winners has come forward so far. How much longer does the last winner from California have? To find out, please see this story.
The chances of winning are just a little better than 1 in 300 million. And yet three people defied those odds for the $1.5 billion jackpot and walked away winners.
To learn more about the Powerball, please see these stories: